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June 13, 2018: Roanoke Public Libraries Will Kick Off Summer Reading Program on June 18 http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Kids-can-win-prizes-battle-the-summer-slide-by-cracking-open-their-favorite-book-485341821.html

June 8, 2018: Star City Reads Wins Prestigious Award https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/roanoke/star-city-reads-wins-prestigious-award?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wsls10

May 12, 2018: Ride for Reading http://www.roanoke.com/photo/ride-for-reading/collection_c9519c77-ac20-5453-a526-c3d44efb6cc4.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

March 30, 2018: Roanoke celebrates gains in childhood reading, All-America label  http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/roanoke/roanoke-celebrates-gains-in-childhood-reading-all-america-label/article_aa00a3c6-180f-5b1a-9aa2-6ea3b1d67289.html

March 30, 2018: Facebook Live Video of the Star City Reads Breakfast with Ralph Smith https://www.facebook.com/RoanokeVa/videos/vb.27770033112/10155843689713113/?type=2&theater

March 30, 2018: National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading highlights success of Star City Reads https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/roanoke/national-campaign-for-grade-level-reading-highlights-success-of-star-city-reads

March 30, 2018: Pics from the Star City Reads All-America City breakfast https://www.facebook.com/roanokevalleytelevision/posts/10157452369688747

March 30, 2018: Star City Reads Program Gets Results and Recognition http://wvtf.org/post/star-city-reads-program-gets-results-and-recognition

March 29, 2018: Umberger: Roanoke to celebrate Star City Reads success http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/commentary/umberger-roanoke-to-celebrate-star-city-reads-success/article_7fc13391-0541-5157-828b-1e759228ebe7.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

March 27, 2018: Star City Reads Progress Earns National Attention https://www.wsls.com/daytime-blue-ridge/star-city-reads-progress-earns-national-attention

March 2, 2018: Children Celebrate Dr. Seuss with Stories http://www.roanoke.com/photo/children-celebrate-dr-seuss-with-stories/collection_e020dc25-17a0-5161-a80f-e63284effd22.html#1

December 5, 2017: Conversation Series Hopes to Spark Community Building in Roanoke http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/roanoke/conversation-series-hopes-to-spark-community-building-in-roanoke/article_ff176f25-77ef-5ec1-a51b-9eee334f64ec.html

November 10, 2017: Award-Winning Children’s Author Helps Celebrate Library Opening http://www.roanoke.com/arts_and_entertainment/arts/arts-extras-award-winning-children-s-author-helps-celebrate-library/article_887d1c0d-f3eb-5741-8280-43e1757a606d.html

October 2, 2017: Roanoke Organization Preparing to Distribute 40,000 Books to Kids in Need https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/roanoke/roanoke-organization-preparing-to-distribute-40-000-books-to-kids-in-need?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_WSLS_10

September 14, 2017: Promote Child Literacy with CHIP during National Literacy Month https://www.wsls.com/daytime-blue-ridge/promote-child-literacy-with-chip-during-national-literacy-month

September 4, 2017: Roanoke’s BIG Book Event: Volunteer for Books on Wheels https://bookcityroanoke.com/2017/09/04/%E2%98%85-roanokes-big-book-event-volunteer-for-books-on-wheels-october-3-7/

August 14, 2017: Roanoke Libraries Director Sheila Umberger on Building Stellar Teams in the Star City https://bookcityroanoke.com/2017/08/14/%E2%98%85-roanoke-library-director-sheila-umberger-on-building-stellar-teams-in-the-star-city/

June 23, 2017: Star City Reads Distributes More Books https://wfirnews.com/local-news/star-city-reads-distributes-more-books

June 19, 2017: Roanoke Celebrates 7th All-America City Award http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Roanoke-celebrates-7th-All-America-City-award-429555253.html 

June 16, 2017: 2017  All-America City Award Recipients Announced  http://gradelevelreading.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Press-Release_2017-AAC-Award-Recipients-Announced_061617.pdf

April 2017: Roanoke Named a 2017 All-America City Award Finalist! http://gradelevelreading.net/roanoke-virginia-finalist-summary

March 29, 2017: City of Roanoke Honored as Pacesetter for Star City Reads Work with Children http://www.roanokeva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=479

February 23, 2017: Roanoke Harry Potter festival will benefit Star City Reads http://wsls.com/2017/02/23/roanoke-harry-potter-festival-will-benefit-star-city-reads/?cid=facebook_WSLS_10

January 24, 2017: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Names 40 Public Housing Agencies to 2015-2016 Honor Roll http://gradelevelreading.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PHA-Honor-Roll-Press-Release-012317.pdf

January 19, 2017: Vroom Into the Star City http://growingupinthevalley.com/vroom-into-the-star-city/

January 18, 2017: Bright Spots–Book-Rich Environments http://gradelevelreading.net/bright-spots/bright-spots-housing-book-rich-environments

September 27, 2016: Libraries Director Sheila Umberger named a Leader who Inspires by WFXR http://www.virginiafirst.com/news/local-news/virginia-at-work-leaders-who-inspire

March 8, 2016: Roanoke’s Star City Reads program wins a national award http://wsls.com/2016/03/08/roanokes-star-city-reads-program-wins-a-national-award/

March 7, 2016: Star City Reads Program Earns 2015 All-Around Pacesetter Award

July 9, 2015: Roanoke library and YMCA feed children’s bodies, minds http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/roanoke/roanoke-library-and-ymca-feed-children-s-bodies-minds/article_9bc6fbe3-aed4-54a8-8ec9-6ff77e66a36a.html

June 22, 2015: Roanoke puts “Books on Buses” to encourage kids’ summer reading http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/roanoke/roanoke-puts-books-on-buses-to-encourage-kids-summer-reading/article_f98e87c5-90d5-5e71-91d6-1c9ca5f557ec.html

November 6, 2014: Roanoke Times article: Gift local with the “Roanoke Baby” board book  http://www.roanoke.com/life/shopping/gift-local-with-the-roanoke-baby-board-book/article_fdf84236-6536-11e4-b86b-0017a43b2370.html